Finley Hub link to community services
One very important service which many local residents may not be aware of is the Finley Community Hub.
This is a new service provided by Intereach for Berrigan Shire residents and visitors.
Located in the Central Arcade in Finley, the Hub provides an information and referral service to link community members with services, community groups and resources.
Belinda Rodgers is the Hub co-ordinator and can help with information and make contact with services as well as make appointments and assist with filling out forms when required.
Computer and internet facilities are available for use by the community and meeting space is also provided for local groups and visiting services.
Another aspect of the Hub is the provision to organise short learning and life skills programs such as healthy cooking, budgeting and computer skills.
Belinda would also welcome ideas for other programs to suit community needs.
The Finley Community Hub is an access point for the Riverina Murray Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre which provides information and advice about aged care, disability and carer support services.
Further information can be obtained by calling into the Hub or by contacting Belinda on 03 5890 6200 or email belin[email protected]tereach.com.au
Winner of the Finley Lions Club wood raffle on Saturday was Peter Maraldo.
The Finley Bowling Club’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea day proved very successful last week and the organ- isers would like to thank all those who participated in the event.
Special thanks must go to the many local businesses who donated vouchers.
The financial outcome for the day was slightly up on last year with the amount of $611 to be forwarded to the Cancer Council.
Winners of the vouchers on the day were Lyn Donkin – Daisy Maes; Di Retallick - Red Teapot; Finley Dawes - Hong Loch Chinese Restaurant; Heather Tabe - Outdoor & More; Joyce Yeo - Finley Pharmacy; Elsie Fairbairn - Ashley Haynes Butchers; Elaine Chaplin - Murray Hut.
The auction which took place later in the afternoon was hotly contested and auctioneers Nola Wood and Sue Hipwell could be a threat to Greg McNamara!
Finley Farmers’ Mar- ket is on again this Saturday. This is always a good social morning out as well as the opportunity to purchase fresh local produce.
Entertainment will be provided by Jessica Casanova and Brooke Morham. With home games of Finley Football and Netball Club this weekend it is expected that many visitors to the town will take advantage of this.
The organising committee would like to thank the many volunteers as well as the community groups who interact with the market.
For those who would like to conduct a stall at the market, arrangements can be made by contacting the coordinator on 0466 966 150 or email finleyfarmersmar[email protected]ley.org.au
The Finley Hospital Auxiliary Opportunity Shop is getting ready to move into the extension of their existing building which has been funded by a grant from the Riverina Red Gum Funding.
To have the floor renewed in the existing building, they are moving all stock into the new area when it is completed.
To help with this enormous task the volunteers are having a Clearance Sale of excess stock at $5 for a large bag.
Save your Life BOWELSCAN is now available in local chemists in Finley, Berrigan, Jerilderie and Tocumwal.
The bowl cancer awareness program is $10 at chemists which includes the cost of testing and notification of results.
Are you over 40? Then you should have a BOWELSCAN test every year! Act before it’s too late!
The inaugural muster of the Murray River Ramblers Caravan Club - held in Finley at the weekend - brought many visitors to the town.
Entertainment provided by the organising committee, which included Col Bonney of Finley Caravan Park, was well received.
Wet weather prevented some members from attending, however the open fire meeting place proved to be a popular spot for the Happy Hour.
Caravan Club members were delighted with their success with the raffles when they attended the Finley Bowling Club on Friday evening.
Finley Football and Netball Club was the organisation who benefited financially from proceeds of the raffles.
The Finley Film Society will be holding its first meeting at the Finley town library at 7pm this Thursday night.
The group will be showing the movie Mary and Max. Please contact Kieran Davis for any further information on 5883 2835.
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Happy Hour around the fire at the inaugural muster of the Murray River Ramblers Caravan Club.
Nola Wood and Sue Hipwell during the Biggest Morning Tea auction.
Farmers’ Market entertainer Brooke Morham.